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Via Aemilia
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Built by M.Aemilius [I 10] Lepidus during his consulship in 187 BC (Liv. 39,2,10; CIL I2 617 ff.). It led from Ariminum to Placentia, where it was continued by the via Postumia . As an extension of the via Flaminia , the VA opened up Gallia Cisalpina. In the same year, Lepidus' fellow consul, C. Flaminius [2], built (Liv. 39,2,6) a via publica ( Viae publicae ) from Bononia [1] to Arretium, providing the VA, by way of the via Cassia, with two connective routes to Rome. For the route of the VA see It. Ant. 98,7-100,4; 126,10-127,7; 286,8-288,3; Tab. Peut. 3…

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Rathmann, Michael (Bonn), “Via Aemilia”, in: Brill’s New Pauly, Antiquity volumes edited by: Hubert Cancik and , Helmuth Schneider, English Edition by: Christine F. Salazar, Classical Tradition volumes edited by: Manfred Landfester, English Edition by: Francis G. Gentry. Consulted online on 27 October 2021 <>
First published online: 2006
First print edition: 9789004122598, 20110510

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